These are from the Sirdar Baby Knits book No. 316 which I think is quite new here in Australia as I have not seen it anywhere else before. The book actually has lots of jumpers, jackets, blankets, hats, booties and cardigans which are all quite adorable. I think there are about 12 different patterns.
Firstly I am making this hooded jumper which I have already cast on for. I love the blue color and these are all made in Snuggly DK and 4 ply, and they have wonderful colors too. The blue matches in perfectly with Project Spectrum which starts tomorrow. It is Design H, and is very cute like many of the others in the book. I dont think it will take too long to knit up, but then again I have added a few others to make at the same time too, even though there is never enough time to knit but I am sure to rectify this because Isabelle starts Prep tomorrow, which is the first year of school here in Australia, so I should have at least 2 more hours a day to complete some knitting after doing the housework first of course. (drats!)
Next up is the hooded jacket which is Design F. I have just completed the back of it this afternoon, so it does knit up quite quickly, although being a dark chocolate brown it is easier for me to knit during the day. I love the little cables in the front, and I am assuming that the hood is just 2x2 ribbing like the top of the jacket. I'll have to wait and see when I get to it. The chocolate brown is a really nice color too, and I do not really have any little people in mind for these knits, but you never know when a relative or friend is going to have a new baby. Paul's cousin is due in February around the 12th I think, and I did not have any time to make something for her first son, so maybe this baby will receive a handknit from me.
Finally this cute little cardigan is just so sweet, and I am making mine in red so that will be started over the next few months too, to coincide with Project Spectrum. The red is a gorgeous fire engine red so I am sure it will be a girly one for sure. There are lots of other wonderful patterns in this book, so if you like baby knitting it would be a wonderful book in your pattern collection. I would also love to thank all you wonderful people who left me really nice comments about Matilda too. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! By the way, I dropped off my nephew's jacket yesterday and he loved it, although it was too hot to wear it or even try it on at their house. I think his mum was wishing it would fit her too, so maybe I will knit her a scarf to take to hospital in March. She is having a major operation then so it might help with any chills she may feel after the operation. The children are back to school tomorrow (yippee), and I cant wait, although it is a bit sad my baby girl has grown up so quickly, and my son too. I am hoping he has a much better year this year, and feels more settled in. I dont know how he will carry all those heavy books to school though, might have to enrol in some weight lifting classes just to carry them there. I hope they get their timetable tomorrow, and then he only has to take the ones that he needs for the day. So that is about it for now, but I am looking for a sock pattern tonight, even though it might take the full two months to finish them off with all the extra projects I cant help myself making. Nothing like a boredom buster with lots of projects to choose from. Happy knitting eveyone!